Debbie Wyatt strives to help students reach their full potential by overcoming barriers that may be hindering them from obtaining a college degree or certificate. Her student-centered mentality and dedication led to her being selected as the 2018 Outstanding Staff member at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB), according to a press release announcing the selection of Wyatt.
Wyatt was recognized at a luncheon at the annual Arkansas Community Colleges conference in Little Rock Oct. 15.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for this award, especially when I work with so many outstanding people,” Wyatt said. “I would like to thank FutureFuel Chemical Company for their support of UACCB and recognition of UACCB employees.”
A Batesville native and graduate of Batesville High School, Wyatt worked for the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services before joining the UACCB staff in 2011. She began as the Career Pathways Initiative academic advisor and in 2012 was selected as the Career Pathways Initiative director. She holds master’s of public administration and a bachelor’s in political science, both from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Wyatt is also a Certified Career Services Provider.
“Through the UACCB Career Pathways Initiative, I get to work with students who might need help finding and affording childcare so they can attend class; assist students with paying tuition and fees; or simply provide encouragement to students to stay on course,” Wyatt said. “I enjoy helping students overcome those barriers.”
Wyatt and her daughter, Wren, live in Rosie.